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U.K. Official Defends Badger Cull

A top government environmental scientist says that wildlife control is still necessary to stem bovine tuberculosis

June 7, 2013 — Daniel Cressey and Nature magazine

Transgenics: A New Breed of Crops

The next wave of genetically modified crops is making its way to market—and might just ease concerns over "Frankenfoods"

May 1, 2013 — Daniel Cressey and Nature magazine

Europe Set to Vote on Pesticide Ban to Save Honeybees

A proposed ban of pesticides called neonicotinoids is gathering scientific support as some experts are calling for more field studies. The goal is to reverse massive honeybee hive die-offs, which also afflict U.S...

April 24, 2013 — Daniel Cressey and Nature magazine

Fishermen Report on Catches from Beyond the Grave

Testimonies made to two royal commissions in the 19th century suggest that bottom trawling was depleting whitefish at that time, documenting concerns about this practice long before detailed records came into use...

April 10, 2013 — Daniel Cressey and Nature magazine

Barnacles Mate via "Spermcasting"

Oversize penises are not always enough to let these immobile crustaceans mate if the animals live in solitude, so they release sperm into the sea, which allows other barnacles to capture it and thus fertilize eggs...

January 16, 2013 — Daniel Cressey and Nature magazine

Brain Scans of Rappers Shed Light on Creativity

A relaxation of "executive functions" during rapping allows for more natural de-focused attention and uncensored processes to occur--possibly the hallmark of creativity, a researcher says...

November 15, 2012 — Daniel Cressey and Nature magazine

"Climate Services" Go Global

A U.N. meteorological body has approved a framework for managing climate predictions to advise policymakers and locals on crop production, infrastructure planning and disease management

November 3, 2012 — Daniel Cressey and Nature magazine
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Self-Awareness or Illusion?

Self-Awareness or Illusion?

Solving the “Hard Problem”